Deborah E. Lipstadt, Dorot Professor of Modern Jewish History and Holocaust Studies at Emory University, will deliver a free public lecture on the rise of antisemitism in the United States and Europe at Duke University March 25, 2019.
Her talk, “Antisemitism: Here and Now,” will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the Reynolds Industries Theater, which is located in the Upper Level of the Bryan Center on Duke’s West Campus. Paid parking is available at the Bryan Center. Lipstadt will be signing copies of her book beginning at 4:45 p.m. outside the Reynolds Theater.
Lipstadt will discuss her recent book of the same name, in which she traces the recent rise of hostility and discrimination towards American and European Jews, including expressions of antisemitism in more blatant forms, such as at the deadly Charlottesville rally in 2017, last year’s massacre at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh and other modern-day attacks in Belgium, France and Germany. She will also examine how antisemitism can manifest itself in more subtle and insidious speech, acts and practices on the political left and right.
Free and open to the public; see the information on location and parking. No tickets required.